Top 10 Things to do in Merritt, Canada

October 29, 2017 Janette Largent

Discover the best top things to do in Merritt, Canada including Merritt Visitor Centre, Nicola Valley Museum & Archives, Walk of Stars Murals, Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site, Lions Memorial Park, Nicola Lake, Harmon Lake, Merritt Library, Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System, Creative Company, Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm.
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1. Merritt Visitor Centre

2250 Voght Street, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1R6, Canada +1 250-378-0349
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5 based on 42 reviews

Merritt Visitor Centre

Tourism Merritt is at the heart of the Nicola Valley. Whether you’re traveling to or through the City of Merritt, the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House is a great location to start your visit. You can find Merritt tourism information, enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, or juice, and enjoy the lovely property which is especially vibrant in the spring and summer months. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Merritt, the staff at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House can assist you with visitor information, finding accommodations, restaurants and local points of interest.

Reviewed By looseink - Princeton, Canada

My wife and I stopped here for the first time last year. We spent a couple of hours at the very least as there was a fundraising sale of some kind going on. This time we had some time to kill before a doctor's appointment. My wife made a bee-line to the basement. I stayed on the main floor to pick up some travel info for a summer holiday. The young girl working here, who had made it clear that it was her first week on the job, was so pleasant! She offered me a complimentary beverage. I think my choices were coffee, tea, iced tea or lemonade. I got my wife and I iced teas. It was great and such a great added feature. I visited a bit more, found some info on what I was looking for and joined my wife in one of the outbuildings. This time I got a chance to look over some of the antique tools on display. Even for early in the season the heritage flower garden had some very impressive tulips waving at us. A very nice place to stop, take a break and step back in time without going far from your car. Highly recommended! Thank you.

2. Nicola Valley Museum & Archives

1675 Tutill Court | Off Coldwater Ave. Behind Cooper's Foods, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8, Canada +1 250-378-4145
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Nicola Valley Museum & Archives

Reviewed By Steve S - Maidstone, United Kingdom

We stumbled across this museum hunting for petrol from the main highway! It is situated next to a thriving community centre. The small but jam packed museum charts the fascinating history of this place from its first nations origins through to the present day. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. They gave us a book full of rich information and photographs and all of this for a optional donation. This small town is worth hunting out (off the main highway to Vancouver) as it is away from the tourist trails and gives a real flavour of lives of the people in British Columbia through time. We had lunch at a local diner eating "Bannock" which is an Indian bread (like a European bap) that was fried but was incredibly light???. We also had "Taters" which is a local variation on chips. A big thank you to the warm people we met at the Museum and local diner.

3. Walk of Stars Murals

Voght Street, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8, Canada
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4 based on 15 reviews

Walk of Stars Murals

Reviewed By Tombassinger

You owe it to yourself to drive up the Coquihalla (Hwy 5) and visit the quaint little town that's known as the country music capital of the north; Merritt. The murals of famous country music singers are beautifully done and almost lifelike. The town itself is quiet and idyllic and set in the valley at the crossroads of Hwy 5 and the Hwy 97 connector. It is a favourite stop of ours when driving from Vancouver to Kelowna. The walk of stars and Merritt is keeping country music alive in Canada.

4. Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site

Highway 5A, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada +1 250-378-4087
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We were driving and saw the signs for Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands. There are various signs once you get there describing the grasslands, as well as the wildlife. It also educates one about the watershed. It is near Merritt, British Columbia.
The grassland area is named after Laurie Guichon, who was a fourth-generation rancher in the Nicola Valley of the historic Gerard Guichon Ranch and husband of Lt.-Gov. Judy Guichon.
Its a good area for bird watchers. Its also a good area to look for other wildlife.

5. Lions Memorial Park

2408 Voght, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1H2, Canada
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4 based on 5 reviews

Lions Memorial Park

Reviewed By Thelma B

We found this delightful little Park on our way to our hotel n Merritt. After booking in we decided to picnic in the park instead of having dinner indoors somewhere. The weather was perfect and after gathering some snacks we returned to the park.There was no litter anywhere and the tables and benches were clean. That was great. While we were enjoying our nibbles swimming down the river came a beaver! Fantastic sighting. Unfortunately was not quick enough to get a photograph. I ran to the bridge but he had already passed under it. There were other people picnicking there as well. Also a couple of families with strollers. All in all a truly special place to relax and unwind.

6. Nicola Lake

Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Nicola Lake

Reviewed By Lyle--Sportvictoria - Victoria, Canada

Location has a boat launch, picnic tables, washrooms, new wharf for swimming or fishing off of as well as just enjoying the views.
Great place to take family for a nice outing.
Stretching the legs of a long drive.
A break for lunch.
Safe area too.

7. Harmon Lake

Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Harmon Lake

Reviewed By Henry W - North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We came here in off season. There was still a bit of snow and the lake was frozen with some ice fisherman on it. There are many sites, all with good access. There are pit toilets in good shape. Every site has a fire ring and a picnic table. There is a small boat launch, rustic children's playground. Nearby is Secret Lake and Kane Lake, all within easy walking distance. Plenty of wild life and the scenery is pretty nice.
In the winter the 50+ km of cross country skiing trail is maintain by a local group and in the summer, I believe the same trails are used by ATV riders.
Great for truck campers or trailers, I am not sure a class A would be a good idea. No dumping station or water supply so come prepared for off grid.

8. Merritt Library, Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System

1691 Garcia Street | Just across the road from the Railyard shopping centre, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8, Canada +1 250-378-4737
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5 based on 1 reviews

Merritt Library, Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System

In the heart of downtown Merritt, we offer free wifi and internet access to travelers and residents alike. A variety of free programming for all ages is available. Come and see our rail inspired library and the model train inside!

Reviewed By Jayneekinsd - Coquitlam, Canada

A nice small town library with very friendly staff! Nicely decorated, welcoming both by staff and the environment.

9. Creative Company

2074 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8, Canada +1 250-378-0813
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5 based on 4 reviews

Creative Company

Creative Company is a local artisan shop with bBeautiful handmade crafts including stained glass, handbags, handmade cards, jewellery, baby and children's clothing and blankets, photography, paintings and slate.

Reviewed By 1954andorra - Andorra la Vella Parish, Andorra

What an amazing place to find locally made arts and crafts. I also found local honey. The staff is made of the artisans that make the items in the store. And they are soooo friendly.Thank you so much for the kind words. All of our artisans do their best to make all of our customers feel welcome and we are happy to have been able to serve you. :)

10. Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm

11570 97c Hwy, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1M6, Canada

Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm welcomes you all year round. From there, we can take you on adventure day tours, lasting from one to four hours, following beautiful trails with great views of the country side. In all our tours, great emphasis is put on personal and professional service, build on years of experience with the Icelandic Horses. We put pride in offering a wide range of excellent riding horses, suiting everyone from first-timers to experienced riders.

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